Written by Ansel Bare
Written by Morgan Paynter
When I started at Iowa I had no idea what I wanted to major in, or even what classes to take. The only thing I did know is that I wanted to work in the music industry, and I was going to do just about anything to get there. I had looked at a couple other schools, ones that offered music business degrees, but they were too small, and I have always wanted to go to the University of Iowa. Obviously you know which route I choose. It was the beginning of my journey at Iowa, and I happened to be taking a seminar about entrepreneurship and networking. The professor mentioned SCOPE Productions, and how he knew of a student that was able to make it in the music industry by networking at her time at Iowa through SCOPE. I knew immediately that I had to be a part of this student organization.
As more and more festivals are releasing their 2018 lineups, one common factor has become apparent: the date of the festivals. Three festivals I’ve had my eye on attending this summer all happen to fall on the same weekend, August 2nd-5th.
The day I gave my first real life interview was January 28th, 2018. I was disgustingly late and my iPhone stopped recording after 10 minutes. Luckily, my interviewee is as forgiving as he is creative.
This week, general committee member, Kaitlyn Hicks crafted a playlist with plenty of electronic and hip-hop. This playlist includes the hip-hop likes of A$AP Mob, Joey Bada$$ and Mos Def & Talib Kweli as Blackstar. The playlist includes electronic artists such as Flying Lotus, The Knocks and FKJ.
This week, general committee member, Bennet Luethje put together the 13th installment of SCOPE Selects. Included in this playlist are the electronic stylings of Flume and Duke Dumont. Songs from singer/songwriters Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson. Plenty of hip-hop and R&B including Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Mac Miller.
This week Digital Marketing Director, Mohammad Cheetany has put together our most extensive SCOPE Selects playlist yet. Mixing 2000s hip-hop with 80s glam rock, pop hits with French classical and synth rock with 70s soul. This playlist has a little bit of everything.
Each week, SCOPE Productions will highlight five albums worth checking out. Since Friday is the industry standard for album releases each week, we'll showcase some of the best albums in a given week. For the week of February 17, 2017 we've got exciting releases from Future, Ryan Adams, Sun Kil Moon, Maggie Rogers and The Orwells.
This week general committee member, Sara Lettieri has crafted a playlist entirely of artists who are women of color. An eccentric mix of pop, synth, ambience and rap. This playlist includes artists such as FKA Twigs, Kehlani and NAO. It also features Ravyn Lenae, performing at the IMU on Feb. 24th.
Each week, SCOPE Productions will highlight five albums worth checking out. Since Friday is the industry standard for album releases each week, we'll showcase some of the best albums in a given week. For the week of February 10, 2017 we've got exciting releases from Lupe Fiasco, Quelle Chris, Teen Daze, Jesca Hoop and Thievery Corporation.
This week general committee member, McCall Radavich has crafted a playlist with plenty of variety. The playlist opens with a Ponderosa Twins Plus One deep cut that was sampled on Kanye West's Bound 2 then takes you through a journey of psychedelic indie rock, classic rock and a few hip-hop tracks.
Each week, SCOPE Productions will highlight five albums worth checking out. Since Friday is the industry standard for album releases each week, we'll showcase some of the best albums in a given week. For the week of February 3, 2017 we've got exciting releases from Big Sean, Sampha, Surfer Blood, Syd and Porcelain Raft.
Never been to a music festival before? Looking to switch it up and try something different than the one you constantly find yourself going to? Luckily for all of us, the music festival season will be here before you know it! Here at SCOPE we understand that looking for the right festival to attend is only the first step in actually making it happen. Generally, most of us don’t want to cross the country for one festival, parking and camping can be expensive, and finding one that fits your busy schedule is never easy. We figured that we would give a brief introduction to ten festivals in the Midwest that could hopefully work for you this coming summer!
The switch from October to November always feels like the largest jump in between any of the months. You take off the halloween costumes, throw away your rotting jack o'lanterns, and prepare for the month with an extra hour of sleep. You look ahead to Thanksgiving dinners, the chance of the first snowfall, and replace your pumpkin lattes with peppermint mochas. Looking too far ahead can be a little overwhelming so sit back and appreciate October for how great of a month it's been in music.
Can’t get enough of The Black Keys? Welcome to funk and soul nirvana. Yours, Dreamily comes in premiere of The Arcs, Dan Auerbach’s newest project after The Black Keys. Opening up with warnings from a doctor, Yours, Dreamily then launches into a full-fledged funk-lounge album, sure to send tingles of pleasure through the bodies of listeners both old and new. And what can one do to rid his or herself of this sensation than to sway and dance it out? The tracks are held together by grooving bass beats and hollow voices, creating the classic yet refreshing R&B slow jams that we all loved about Auerbach’s The Black Keys.